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Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 7196
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Cape Town
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited tonight without a reservation. Dane Williams was our waiter and he offered superb advice on the menu. Exceptionally effective service. Checked in with us regularly but wasn't a nuisance. He has aa lovely charm about him and had a good rapport with the tables around us. He is a real asset to this establishment. The food was lovely as... More 

Thank TravelcriticCapeTown
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8 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is called tapa's. which effectively means "variety" but all the food we ordered came in one at a time, about when we finished one plate we got the next. When we complained to the waitress, she just exclaimed, that this is the way it comes from the kitchen. would never go back. Knysna has much better places

Thank Gerhard d
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like tequila and hot stuff... This is the place to go... And they'll even bring you a glass of milk for the weak ... What a lovely time we had, great service, ice cold beer, amazing tapas, will be back for more, not sure if ill try the hot tequila again... But once is a must

Thank Antoinette v
Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food and big variety. Beautiful scenery. Lively atmosphere and lots of entertainment for the kids

Thank Maryke K
American Abroad
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141 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous extra large oysters! Glass of wine. Watching the boats and kyakers pass. Outdoor tables. Water views. Oysters are Great!!

Thank mlhfoley
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only good thing about this place is the location. Service is poor. Had an oyster that was off. The rest of oysters was good but at a place like this you should not be getting even 1 bad oyster. The dolmades tapas does not even come with Greek yoghurt and this is usually a standard at any restaurant that serves... More 

Thank Choppie V
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere with great food. We love visiting here with friends and family. Massive play area for the kids. Waiters are on point and respect the patrons.

Thank Erich B
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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222 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They offer simple food, sushi and oysters are good. Service is fast but no real knowledge of the craft beer selection. Table bread is different, a little spicy on top. Overall always a good experience here.

Thank Benny1965
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Habanero chilli - HOT AS Fire Got the t-shirt Very nice place to visit Food is very nice with good service. Family friendly

Thank Rossouws
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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784 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated right by the water, this place offers quite simple food. We had a beer (good range available) with hummus as a starter and then my wife had peri peri chicken, I had the small steak and chips. They also offer quite a range of sushi, which looked good, if rather expensive (by South African standards) for what it is.

Thank David M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $9
Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 7196
A fun, vibey tapas restaurant situated on Thesen Island at the waters edge. Live music, sushi, global tapas and friendly service. A place not to be missed...

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?